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Construction is about half complete at The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building for people exiting homelessness. It will be the first completed development by Housing Initiative.

Housing Initiative’s The Pacific in Central Vancouver a ‘labor of love’

Construction is about half complete at The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building for people exiting homelessness. It will be the first completed development by Housing Initiative.

September 7, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Work is half completed on The Pacific, an 18-unit apartment building in central Vancouver for people exiting homelessness and who have behavioral health issues. Read story

Women’s Housing and Transition shelter client Deborah Brown, right, gives a tour of a sleeping area with church liaison Kathy Gallaher. Brown will soon be leaving the shelter at St. Luke’s–San Lucas Episcopal Church and moving into housing but plans to continue volunteering in the homeless community.

6 nonprofits apply to Vancouver Affordable Housing Fund

Women’s Housing and Transition shelter client Deborah Brown, right, gives a tour of a sleeping area with church liaison Kathy Gallaher. Brown will soon be leaving the shelter at St. Luke’s–San Lucas Episcopal Church and moving into housing but plans to continue volunteering in the homeless community.

September 3, 2019, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Cassie Sorensen has noticed that the women who stay at her overnight shelter are trending older and they tend to be more medically fragile. The 18 women at Share’s Women’s Housing and Transition, also called the WHAT shelter, can’t go inside until 6:30 p.m. and have to leave by 7:30… Read story

Amy Reynolds, deputy director of Share, stands in the dining room of Share House, which was damaged by fire last month. The dining room and kitchen had just been remodeled last summer.

Share House still waiting to reopen

Amy Reynolds, deputy director of Share, stands in the dining room of Share House, which was damaged by fire last month. The dining room and kitchen had just been remodeled last summer.

August 26, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

When a fire struck Share House late on July 30, it initially seemed like damage was minimal and that the men’s shelter would reopen in just a few days. More than three weeks later, the men’s homeless shelter in downtown Vancouver is still closed for repairs, and it’s unclear when… Read story

September event celebrates complex for people exiting homelessness

August 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Housing Initiative LLC, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Council for the Homeless, on Sept. 6 will celebrate progress on its 18-unit apartment complex for people exiting homelessness. Read story

Jack Crowley of Battle Ground speaks with Community Services Northwest case manager Jamie Spinelli at the Vancouver Community Library. Spinelli recently helped Crowley find an apartment after he had been homeless for many years.

Pilot program at Vancouver Community Library a bridge to social services

Jack Crowley of Battle Ground speaks with Community Services Northwest case manager Jamie Spinelli at the Vancouver Community Library. Spinelli recently helped Crowley find an apartment after he had been homeless for many years.

August 21, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Jack Crowley used to hang out at the Vancouver Community Library every day. The 70-year-old was homeless for 34 years, and the downtown library provided a safe, quiet place out of the elements. Read story

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

Cantwell pushes affordable housing in Vancouver visit

Christina LaCelle, a future Caples Terrace resident, from left, gets a hug from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell as they tour the new 28-unit apartment building with Dena Horton, Cantwell’s Southwest Washington outreach director, and Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle on Monday morning. LaCelle said she was looking forward to enjoying her future home with her baby daughter.

August 19, 2019, 9:04pm Clark County News

At Caples Terrace’s grand opening Monday, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell touted a new bill aimed at increasing tax credits that support affordable housing construction. Read story

William Silva, left, speaks to Blake Hauser, an outreach case manager with Share, in January for the annual Point in Time count. By midmorning Hauser said he’d seen many familiar faces as he helped conduct a census of Clark County’s homeless population.

Guide helps businesses, employees who interact with homeless people

William Silva, left, speaks to Blake Hauser, an outreach case manager with Share, in January for the annual Point in Time count. By midmorning Hauser said he’d seen many familiar faces as he helped conduct a census of Clark County’s homeless population.

August 19, 2019, 6:00am Business

Council for the Homeless has crafted a new guide for business owners and their employees who interact with homeless people. It’s simultaneously a tip sheet, how-to guide and list of phone numbers for major resources. Read story

Giovanni Valtierra, 14, left, waits for Vanessa Contreras to finish pouring teriyaki sauce before eating dinner with the rest of his family at their Vancouver apartment on Tuesday evening.

FACE Value: Program, grant help minority homeless populations

Giovanni Valtierra, 14, left, waits for Vanessa Contreras to finish pouring teriyaki sauce before eating dinner with the rest of his family at their Vancouver apartment on Tuesday evening.

August 14, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Daniel Valtierra and Vanessa Contreras went through a rough patch. Read story

Brothers Mark Roskam, left, and Mike Roskam perform maintenance on Mark’s bike at Wheel Deals Bicycles on Monday. The two plan to ride Route 66 starting next month for a fundraiser.

A fresh spin on helping the homeless

Brothers Mark Roskam, left, and Mike Roskam perform maintenance on Mark’s bike at Wheel Deals Bicycles on Monday. The two plan to ride Route 66 starting next month for a fundraiser.

August 13, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

A Vancouver chaplain and his brother plan to cycle 2,448 miles to help break the cycle of homelessness. Read story

St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver is temporarily housing 30 men from nearby Share House after water damage from a fire shuttered the men’s shelter.

Share House still closed after water damage from fire

St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver is temporarily housing 30 men from nearby Share House after water damage from a fire shuttered the men’s shelter.

August 12, 2019, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Share House, the men’s shelter in downtown Vancouver, remains closed after it was damaged by fire July 31. It’s unclear when the shelter at 1115 W. 13th St. will reopen so that the 58 men who lived there can return home. Read story